The trailer of Akshay Kumar's upcoming espionage thriller Bell Bottom was released on Tuesday, and it has proved to be a show stealer. Audiences have been loving it and how! The Bollywood superstar also announced that the movie will release in theatres on August 19. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, Bell Bottom will be the first Hindi movie to hit theatres during the second wave of the pandemic. Cinemas halls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will soon be operational, thus allowing this film to entertain the audience on the big screen.
Akshay Kumar on Tuesday said the team of his upcoming spy thriller Bell Bottom rose to the challenge of releasing the film in theatres amid the coronavirus pandemic as there is little to life without some risk. “The pressure is there on everybody but I’m very sure that things are going to work out. There’s a challenge, a risk. But if you haven’t taken the risk in life, then what have you done? So we have gone with it. In this journey, I have my producers who have also taken the risk and that’s how we have proceeded," Akshay told PTI.
When quizzed about his reaction to theatres in Maharashtra still remaining close, he replied it’s the producers who have taken the leap of faith. He said, “It is a gamble and someone had to take this gamble. We have taken this leap and I’m confident that this is going to work.”
Producer Jackky Bhagnani said though Maharashtra contributes almost 30 per cent to the revenue of films, he is not worried about the prospects of BellBottom. “With Bell Bottom, we are just happy to be the flag bearers. This is for the fraternity and we are very happy that this movie is coming in theatres. That is the most important thing. Yes, business is important but for this film especially, the biggest box office is that we are coming to theatres,” he said. ALSO READ: Will Bell Bottom Release As Per Schedule? Maharashtra Exhibitors Are In Panic
Produced by Pooja Entertainment and Emmay Entertainment, Bell Bottom is written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Shaikh.
Besides Bell Bottom, Kumar also shot for his movies Raksha Bandhan and Ram Setu during the pandemic. ALSO READ: Vaani Kapoor Captures Her Dad’s Fan Moment With Her Bell Bottom Co-Star Akshay Kumar; Actress Says ‘Moments Like These Make Memories For Life’
Asked how he convinced himself to get back to the set, the actor said life has to go on. “We have to work and there’s no doubt about it. You all have also worked amid the pandemic. So, how can work stop? You have to keep on working and take care of yourself. This is going to be normal now and life has to go on,” Kumar, who tested Covid-19 negative on April 12 after getting diagnosed with the virus earlier in the month, added.
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